How does the new Alpine IVE-W554ABTi compare to the Alpine IVE-W535ABTi?
Alpine have released yet another new double din DVD player the all new Alpine IVE-W554ABTi. This is the latest double screen in Australia from Alpine and it is expected to make waves. This comes as Alpine continue to compete on the lower end of the price scale for in dash mobile video players.
The new unit enters at a RRP of $649 which is a great price and comparable cheaper then the IVE-W535ABTi! The quality of the unit comes with the ever present Alpine standard of being better then the industry norm and comes with an abundance of new features.
- Rotary Dial Volume Control – Allows for easy changing of volume
- Alpine Direct Connect Camera – Allows you to turn on Alpine reverse cameras anytime not only in reverse.
- Audio & Visual Output – This unit has both audio and video outputs where the IVE-W554ABTi only has a visual output.
- MirrorLink Ability – Allows Android users to be able to mirror phone functions on the screen and control compatible apps such as navigation!
- RRP $749 inc GST
- Alpine Tune iT App – Allow you to control sound setup from your Smart Phone
- Pandora Radio Compatiable – Control Pandora internet radio from the unit (app required)
- BASS Engine SQ – Advanced Bass Control, along with Digital Time Correction, 9 Band Parametric EQ.
- 5 Variable Background Colours
- RRP $649 inc GST
So there you have it, a quick glance at the difference between the units.
For the extra $150 in the units, the main reason I can see for purchasing the IVE-W535ABTi is if I was an Android phone user as with the MirrorLink ability you are able to run in dash navigation at a fraction of the price.
Otherwise it looks like the new IVE-W554ABTi is a great unit for the price and we expect to sell volumes.